Publications

Refereed | Theses | Non-Refereed | Opinion | Bulletins

My Publishing Philosophy

Refereed Publications

David, B. and Hamacher, D.W. (2017). Environment and Landscape. In SAS Encyclopaedia of Archaeological Sciences, edited by Heather Blasco.

Gantevoort, M., Hamacher, D.W., and Lischick, S. (2016). Reconstructing the Star Knowledge of Aboriginal Tasmanians. Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, Vol. 19(3), pp. 327–347.

Hamacher, D.W., Tapim, A., Passi, S., and Barsa, J. (2016). “Dancing with the stars”: astronomy and music in the Torres Strait. Proceedings of INSAP IX, edited by K. White. Lampeter, UK: Sophia Centre Press.

Leaman, T.M., Hamacher, D.W., and Carter, M. (2016). Aboriginal Astronomical traditions from Ooldea, South Australia, Part 2: Animals in the Ooldean Sky. Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, Vol. 19(1), pp. 61-78.

Hamacher, D.W. (2015). Identifying seasonal stars in Kaurna astronomical traditions. Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, Vol. 18(1), pp. 39-52.

Hamacher, D.W. (2014). Are supernovae recorded in Indigenous astronomical traditions? Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, Vol. 7(2), pp. 161-170.

Wyatt, G., Stevenson, T., and Hamacher, D.W. (2014). Dreamtime Astronomy: development of a new Indigenous program at Sydney Observatory. Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, Vol. 17(2), pp. 195-204.

Leaman, T.M. and Hamacher, D.W. (2014). Aboriginal Astronomical traditions from Ooldea, South Australia, Part 1: Nyeeruna and the Orion Story. Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, Vol. 17(2), pp. 180-194.

Hamacher, D.W. (2014). Comet and meteorite traditions of Aboriginal Australians. Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures, 3rd Edition, edited by Helaine Selin. Springer-Netherlands, pp. 1-4.

Nakata, N.M., Hamacher, D.W., Warren, J., Byrne, A., Pagnucco, M., Harley, R., Venugopal, S., Thorpe, K., Neville, R., and Bolt, R. (2014). Using Modern Technologies to Capture and Share Indigenous Astronomical Knowledge. Australian Academic & Research Libraries, Vol. 45(2), pp. 101-110.

Norris, R.P. and Hamacher, D.W. (2014). Australian Aboriginal astronomy: an overview. Handbook of Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy, Vol. III, edited by Clive Ruggles. Springer-Verlag, pp. 2215-2223.

Britton, T.R. and Hamacher, D.W. (2014). Meteors in the Maori astronomical traditions of New Zealand. WGN – Journal of the International Meteor Organization, Vol. 42(1), pp. 31-34.

Hamacher, D.W. (2013). Recorded accounts of meteoritic events in the oral traditions of Indigenous Australians. Archaeoastronomy, Vol. 25, pp. 99-111.

Fuller, R.S.; Hamacher, D.W., and Norris, R.P. (2013). Astronomical orientations of Bora ceremonial grounds in Southeast Australia. Australian Archaeology, No. 77, pp. 30-37.

Hamacher, D.W. and Goldsmith, J. (2013). Aboriginal oral traditions of Australian impact craters. Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, Vol. 16(3), pp. 295-311.

Hamacher, D.W. (2013). Aurorae in Australian Aboriginal traditions. Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, Vol. 16(2), pp. 207-219.

Hamacher, D.W. and O’Neill, C. (2013). The discovery and history of the Dalgaranga meteorite crater, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, Vol. 60(5), pp. 637-646.

Norris, R.P.; Norris, P.M.; Hamacher, D.W., and Abrahams, R. (2013). Wurdi Youang: an Australian Aboriginal stone arrangement with possible solar indications. Rock Art Research, Vol. 30(1), pp. 55-65.

Hamacher, D.W.; Fuller, R.S., and Norris, R.P. (2012). Orientations of linear stone arrangements in New South Wales. Australian Archaeology, No. 75, pp. 46-54. [Erratum: No. 77, p. 159].

Hamacher, D.W.; Clegg, J.K., and Pankhurst, R.S. (2012). Rock art at the ‘Mini-Yengo’ site near Kulnura, New South Wales. Rock Art Research, Vol. 29(2), pp. 23-25.

Hamacher, D.W.; Buchel, A.; O’Neill, C., and Britton, T.R. (2011). An impact crater in Palm Valley, Central Australia? Australian Space Sciences Conference Series, Vol. 11. Edited by Wayne Short and Iver Cairns, National Space Society of Australia, pp. 129-140.

Hamacher, D.W. and Norris, R.P. (2011). Eclipses in Australian Aboriginal Astronomy. Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, Vol. 14(2), pp. 103-114.

Hamacher, D.W. (2011). Meteoritics and cosmology among the Aboriginal cultures of Central Australia. Journal of Cosmology, Vol. 13, pp. 3743-3753.

Hamacher, D.W. and Norris, R.P. (2011). Comets in Australian Aboriginal astronomy. Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, Vol. 14(1), 31-40. [Erratum: 14(3), 242]

Norris, R.P. and Hamacher, D.W. (2011). Astronomical symbolism in Australian Aboriginal rock art. Rock Art Research, Vol. 28(1), pp. 99-106.

Hamacher, D.W. and Norris, R.P. (2011). “Bridging the gap” through Australian cultural astronomy. Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy: building bridges between cultures, edited by Clive Ruggles. Cambridge University Press, pp. 282-290.

Hamacher, D.W. and Frew, D.J. (2010). An Aboriginal Australian record of the Great Eruption of Eta Carinae. Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, Vol. 13(3), pp. 220-234.

Hamacher, D.W. and Norris, R.P. (2010). Meteors in Australian Aboriginal Dreamings. WGN – Journal of the International Meteor Organization, Vol. 38(3), pp. 87-98.

Hamacher, D.W. and Norris, R.P. (2009). Australian Aboriginal geomythology: eyewitness accounts of cosmic impacts? Archaeoastronomy, Vol. 22, pp. 60-93.

Norris, R.P. and Hamacher, D.W. (2009). The astronomy of Aboriginal Australia. The Role of Astronomy in Society and Culture, edited by D. Valls-Gabaud and A. Boksenberg. Cambridge University Press, pp. 39-47.

Christiansen, J.L.; Derekas, A.; Kiss, L.L.; Ashley, M.C.B.; Curran, S.J.; Hamacher, D.W.; Hidas, M.G.; Thompson, M.R.; Webb, J.K., and Young, T.B. (2008). The University of New South Wales Extrasolar Planet Search: a catalogue of variable stars from fields observed 2004-2007. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 385(4), pp. 1749-1763.

Christiansen, J.L.; Derekas, A.; Ashley, M.C.B.; Webb, J.K.; Hidas, M.G.; Hamacher, D.W.; and Kiss, L.L. (2007). The first high-amplitude delta-scuti star in an eclipsing binary system. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 382(1), pp. 239-244.

Hamacher, D.W. (2005). The Umm Al Binni structure and Bronze Age catastrophes. The Artifact: Publications of the El Paso Archaeological Society, Vol. 43, pp. 115-138. 

Theses

Hamacher, D.W. (2008). A search for transiting extrasolar planets from the Southern Hemisphere. Master of Science thesis, Department of Astrophysics, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

Hamacher, D.W. (2012). On the astronomical knowledge and traditions of Aboriginal Australians. Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Department of Indigenous Studies, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

Non-Refereed Publications

Hamacher, D.W. 2017. Some notes on the meteorite knowledge of Indigenous Australians. “In One Hundred Thousand YearsW“, an art book by Adam Cruickshank. True Belief, Melbourne. pp. 64-69.

Hamacher, D.W. (2017). Dreamtime Astronomy. In the ‘2017 Australian Sky Guide,’ edited by Nick Lomb. Powerhouse Publishing, Sydney, pp. 30-31.

Hamacher, D.W. (2016). Dreamtime Astronomy. In the ‘2016 Australian Sky Guide,’ edited by Nick Lomb. Powerhouse Publishing, Sydney, pp. 30-31.

Hamacher, D.W. (2015). Dreamtime Astronomy. In the ‘2015 Australian Sky Guide,’ edited by Nick Lomb. Powerhouse Publishing, Sydney, pp. 28-29.

Hamacher, D.W. (2014). Editorial. Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, Vol. 17(2), p. 140.

Hamacher, D.W. (2014). Obituary: Dr Dianne Johnson (1947-2012). Archaeoastronomy, Vol. 25, pp. 112-113.

Hamacher, D.W. (2014). Geomythology and cosmic impacts in Australia. West Australian Geologist, Vol. 505, pp. 11-14.

Hamacher, D.W and Leaman, T.M. (2013). The Wiradjuri Astronomy Project. A report prepared for the Lachlan Catchment Management Authority, Forbes, NSW.

Hamacher, D.W.; O’Neill, C.; Buchel, A., and Britton, T.R. (2010). Evidence for a putative impact structure in Palm Valley, Central Australia. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, Vol. 45(Supplement), p. A73.

Hamacher, D.W. (2011). Letter – Reply: Meteors in Australian Aboriginal Dreamings. WGN – Journal of the International Meteor Organization, Vol. 39(3), p. 58.

Hamacher, D.W. (2009). Meteorite Falls & Cosmic Impacts in Australian Aboriginal Mythology. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, Vol. 44(7), p. A85.

Christiansen, J.L.; Hidas, M.G.; Ashley, M.C.B.; Webb, J.K.; Hamacher, D.W.; Young, T., and Lopez-Morales, M. (2007). Byproducts of the University of New South Wales Extrasolar Planet Search. Transiting Extrapolar Planets Workshop, edited by C. Afonso, D. Weldrake, and Th. Henning. ASP Conference Series, Vol. 366, pp. 102-104.

Hidas, M.G.; Webb, J.K.; Ashley, M.C.B.; Phillips, M.A.; Christiansen, J.L.; Hamacher, D.W.; Curran, S. J.; Irwin, M.; Aigrain, S., and Irwin, J. (2007). The University of New South Wales Extrasolar Planet Search. Transiting Extrapolar Planets Workshop, edited by C. Afonso, D. Weldrake, and Th. Henning. ASP Conference Series, Vol. 366, pp. 45-50.

Opinion Articles

Hamacher, D.W. (2017). Kindred Skies: Ancient Greeks and Aboriginal Australians saw constellations in common. The Conversation, 10 April 2017

Hamacher, D.W. (2017). How far they’ll go: Moana shows the power of Polynesian celestial navigationThe Conversation, 15 February 2017

Hamacher, D.W. (2016). The Memory Code: how oral cultures memorise so much information. The Conversation, 27 September 2016

Hamacher, D.W. and Britton, T.R. (2015). Mauna a Wakea: Hawai’i’s sacred mountain and the contentious Thirty Meter Telescope. The Conversation, 21 September 2015.

Hamacher, D.W. (2015). Fire in the Sky: the Southern Lights in Aboriginal oral traditions. The Conversation, 2 April 2015.

Hamacher, D.W. (2015). Finding meteorite impacts in Aboriginal oral traditions. The Conversation, 3 March 2015.

Hamacher, D.W. (2014). Stories from the sky: Astronomy in Indigenous Knowledge. The Conversation, 1 December 2014.

Hamacher, D.W. (2013). A shark in the stars: astronomy and culture in the Torres Strait. The Conversation, 10 July 2013.

Hamacher, D.W. (2013). Vandalism is the disease. Is astronomy the cure? Indigenous Science Network Bulletin, Vol. 16(1), pp. 1-4.

Bulletins

Mamajek. E. (chair); Garcia, B.; Hamacher, D.W.; Montmerle, T.; Pasachoff, J.; Ridpath, I.; and Sun, X. (2016). Bulletin of the IAU Working Group on Star Names, No. 2. International Astronomical Union Bulletin, October 2016.

Mamajek. E. (chair); Garcia, B.; Hamacher, D.W.; Montmerle, T.; Pasachoff, J.; Ridpath, I.; and Sun, X. (2016). Bulletin of the IAU Working Group on Star Names, No. 1. International Astronomical Union Bulletin, July 2016.

Hamacher, D.W. (2015). The Australian Society for Indigenous Astronomy. Indigenous Science Network Bulletin, Vol. 18(5), p. 4.

Hamacher, D.W. (2015). The Australian Society for Indigenous Astronomy. Indigenous Science Network Bulletin, Vol. 18(2), pp. 1-4.

Hamacher, D.W. (2015). The Australian Society for Indigenous Astronomy. Indigenous Science Network Bulletin, Vol. 18(1), pp. 1-3.

Hamacher, D.W. (2014). The Australian Society for Indigenous Astronomy. Indigenous Science Network Bulletin, Vol. 17(6), pp. 1-5, 6-7.

Hamacher, D.W. (2014). The Australian Society for Indigenous Astronomy. Indigenous Science Network Bulletin, Vol. 17(5), pp. 2-4

Fuller, R.S. and Hamacher, D.W. (2014). Bora ceremonial grounds and the Milky Way: a connection? Indigenous Science Network Bulletin, Vol. 17(4), pp. 2-4.

Hamacher, D.W. (2014). The Australian Society for Indigenous Astronomy. Indigenous Science Network Bulletin, Vol. 17(4), pp. 5-6.

Hamacher, D.W. (2014). The Australian Society for Indigenous Astronomy. Indigenous Science Network Bulletin, Vol. 17(3), pp. 7-10.

Hamacher, D.W. (2014). The Australian Society for Indigenous Astronomy. Indigenous Science Network Bulletin, Vol. 17(2), pp. 3-7.

Hamacher, D.W. (2013). The Australian Society for Indigenous Astronomy. Indigenous Science Network Bulletin, Vol. 16(6), pp. 2-5.

Hamacher, D.W. (2013). The Australian Society for Indigenous Astronomy. Indigenous Science Network Bulletin, Vol. 16(5), pp. 3-6.

Hamacher, D.W. (2013). Indigenous Astronomy with Duane Hamacher. Indigenous Science Network Bulletin, Vol. 16(4), pp. 1-4.

Hamacher, D.W. (2012). Solar Eclipse and the Aboriginal Astronomy Project. Indigenous Science Network Bulletin, Vol. 15(6), pp. 1-3.

Hamacher, D.W. (2012). The Aboriginal Astronomy Project. Indigenous Science Network Bulletin, Vol. 15(5), pp. 6-7.

Hamacher, D.W. (2012). Australian Aboriginal Astronomy. Indigenous Science Network Bulletin, Vol. 15(4), pp. 3-4.

Hamacher, D.W. (2012). The Aboriginal Astronomy Project – Macquarie University. Indigenous Science Network Bulletin, Vol. 15(2), p. 4.

Hamacher, D.W. (2012). Australian Aboriginal Astronomy. Indigenous Science Network Bulletin, Vol. 15(1), pp. 2-3.

Hamacher, D.W. (2011). The Aboriginal Astronomy Project. Indigenous Science Network Bulletin, Vol. 14(6), pp. 2-3.

Hamacher, D.W. (2011). The Australian Aboriginal Astronomy Project. Indigenous Science Network Bulletin, Vol. 14(3), pp. 1-2.

Hamacher, D.W. (2011). The Australian Aboriginal Astronomy Project. Indigenous Science Network Bulletin, Vol. 14(2), pp. 3-4.